Kieran Maguire issues 'huge' Liverpool takeover claim after secret talks revealed
Kieran Maguire has claimed “there is a high chance” of Liverpool being taken over by an American investment group.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the football finance expert said “there has been a huge amount of interest” from the United States in Premier League clubs.
Writing in The Athletic (7 November), journalist David Ornstein revealed that Fenway Sports Group have put the Reds up for sale.
On 12 November, the Daily Mail claimed to have heard from two sources that FSG are in talks with a US-based buyer interested in a full takeover of the club.
It is said that Liverpool’s owners have been involved in secret talks for several weeks after an approach was made for the Anfield club.
FSG would reportedly be willing to sell the club for a fee of £2.7billion.
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When asked by Football Insider if new American owners were the most likely outcome for the Reds, Maguire said:
“In terms of likely owners, there has been a huge amount of interest from the US in European football and English football in particular.
“Compared to American franchise sports, football is fairly cheap. Therefore, there is a high chance of an American investment group being in the bidding for Liverpool.
“We cannot rule out a sovereign wealth fund deciding to come and replicate what they have seen at Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United.”